The 317-save pitcher’s bombshell: “If I could play the last game of my career with my big league debut team…”

Kansas City Royals pitcher Aroldis Chapman said he would like to play for his big league debut team, the Cincinnati Reds, if given the chance.

“I don’t know how much longer I’m going to play in the big leagues,” Chapman said ahead of the Royals’ three-game series against the Reds, according to a report by U.S. 안전놀이터 sports media outlet The Score on Thursday. “It would be great to finish my career with the first team in the big leagues.”

In 25 appearances in a Kansas City uniform this season, the right-hander is 1-2 with two saves and seven strikeouts. His ERA is 2.70.

“I think we all recognize that Chapman is a player that other teams would be interested in,” Kansas City general manager J.J. Piccolo said, “but there’s no reason to artificially push (a trade).”

“Chapman, a seven-time All-Star, could form a potent one-two punch in the bullpen with Cincinnati fireman Alexis Diaz,” The Score reported.

“Cincinnati is just 3.5 games out of first place in the National League Central. They’ve been surprisingly competitive since reaching 100 losses in 2022.”

Chapman, meanwhile, made his big league debut with Cincinnati in 2010 and has been with the New York Yankees since this season. In 692 career games, he has a 45-37 record with 317 saves and 34 shutouts.

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